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Having one or more nails or claws.
(of a petal) having a narrow stalk-like base.
- ‘Petals in this genus are described as being clawed (unguiculate) - there is a narrow stalk at the base, and thereafter the expanded portion is minutely fringed.’
Early 19th century: from modern Latin unguiculatus, from Latin unguiculus ‘fingernail, toenail’, diminutive of unguis ‘nail’.
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